If you have any type of autoimmune disease, today’s episode is just for you. Andrea Wool is a personal trainer, a nutritional therapy practitioner, and the founder and CEO of Autoimmune Strong, an online fitness program designed specifically for those of us living with autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain.
This mom of two boys struggled multiple autoimmune disorders for years. Through her program Autoimmune Strong, she’s now helping women all over the globe exercise properly and live their best lives with an autoimmune disorder.
Episode Highlights With Autoimmune Strong
- How Andrea’s life & body changed after childbirth
- Why traditional fitness routines can hurt instead of help if you have autoimmune disease
- How Andrea took her life back even after diagnosis of Hashimoto’s, celiac, and fibromyalgia
- How to exercise while driving, washing dishes, or doing other ordinary things
- Exercise intolerance: what it is and why the fitness community doesn’t talk about it enough
- Andrea’s take on whether or not cardio is good for you
- Top fitness mistakes (and best practices) for managing an autoimmune disorder
Resources We Mention
- Andrea’s Autoimmune Strong program
- Foam roller (or a natural cork version)
- How to make your own foam roller
- The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
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